I'm trying to open up the pool that the last home owners left. There wasn't a cover over the pool and I don't think the pump was winterized although I've been running the pump and it seems to be working fine. The pump is a Hayward power matrix 1 HP - 115 Volts.
When I started working on the pool last week it was black. Now it's a cloudy green/blue but I still can't see to the bottom at all, so I'm not sure if theres a lot of leaves left or not. I haven't been able to keep the pump running for 24/7 because I have to backwash the pump about every 1-2 hours it seems so I can't run it at night or if I'm going out for a few hours.
Right now the readings are
FC- 0 (I had it up to 20 when shocking it but it just drops overnight)
PH- 6.8 (I have baking soda ready to add but I'm not sure when to add it!)
I know I need to get my cya around 30-50 but I'm not sure how.
The pool is about 22000 gallons.
Like I said, i'm very new at this, I've had no experience with pools ever. If I left anything out and you need more info just let me know! I'm hoping I can get this pool up and running before the summer because i broke my foot over the winter and would love to use the pool to exercise with so I don't put too much stress my foot.